Desarae Lee is a fine artist and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, UT. Her art has appeared in galleries and art shows across the US and she has won numerous awards for her work. She is a published author and illustrator and serves as a founding board member at Salt Lake City’s Downtown Artist Collective.
Influenced by personal trauma and struggles with depression and anxiety disorders, Desarae creates work that revolves around themes of finding humor in pain, beauty in the grotesque, and light in the darkness. As comfortable referencing geek culture as she is bearing the depths of her soul, Desarae’s work ranges in theme but is always, as she says, “an attempt to connect the hidden places in myself to the hidden places in the viewer, to somehow create a bridge of communication over the immense expanse of our differing perceptions, beliefs, and experiences.”
When she is not drawing or printing, Desarae can be found roaming the Rocky Mountains of Utah with her ever-patient partner Jared and her stubborn Schnauzer Boris.